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Cynthia Klima

Associate Professor of German
Welles 206C

Cynthia Klima has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.

Office Hours - Spring 2021

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am-11:00am

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., German, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995

  • M.A., German, University of Oklahoma, 1986

  • B.A., Russian, University of Oklahoma, 1983

More About Me

Research Interests

Her interests lie in German-Czech-Jewish relations, political relations in Europe, cultural history of Central Europe, Russian literature and cultural history, and the Germans and Jews of Prague. She has written numerous articles on Jewish contribution to culture in Central Europe, historical articles and book reviews on German, Czech, Russian and Jewish themes. Her translation of Paul Leppin's Blaugast: A Novel of Decline was published in November 2007 by Twisted Spoon Press in Prague, Czech Republic. In addition, Dr. Klima is involved with Humanities/Central European Studies and Summer Study Abroad to Prague, Czech Republic. She is the coordinator for both the German minor and Central and Eastern European Studies minor.

Other Interests

  • Study abroad in Prague/Vienna/Budapest
  • Yoga and pilates
  • Central European literature and culture
  • Sewing, crochet and embroidery
  • Traveling


  • GERM 202: Intermediate German II

    A continuation of GERM 201. Prerequisites: GERM 201 or its equivalent. Offered one regular rotation

  • GERM 318: Adv Grammar & Composition

    Intensive review of grammatical structures and their application to written communication. Prerequisites: GERM 301. Not offered on a regular basis

  • HONR 202: HS-CR:Haunting Worlds

    A detailed and careful reading of a few selected texts, from major disciplines. This course focuses on close reading and analysis through seminar discussion and extensive writing. Prerequisites: HONR 101 or permission of program director. Offered every spring